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Cover Crops for the Fall

Planning to leave the vegetable garden fallow this fall? If you take the time to plant a cover crop instead, you will reap the benefits later. In general, cover crops protect the soil from erosion,...

Bahiagrass

Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum), also known as highwaygrass, is an aggressive, warm-season perennial grass. Bahiagrass has a mat-forming habit with a light green color, coarse texture and open canopy....

Cool-Season Vegetable Garden Pests

Monitor cool-season crops for pests, such as aphids and various caterpillar species (cabbage loopers, cross-striped cabbageworm, and diamondback moth caterpillars). Properly identifying these pests...

Fall Webworm Management

There are two web-spinning caterpillars in our region, the eastern tent caterpillar and the fall webworm. The placement of the webbing on the tree will help identify which caterpillar is present....

July Week 1 Garden Photos

Common vegetable insect pests, diseases, and disorders that affect South Carolina gardens. Tomato Fruitworm Damage Zachary Boone Snipes, ©2015 Clemson Extension Bacterial Leaf Spot on Tomato Zachary...

Annual Bluegrass Control

Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is a cool-season, annual grass that spreads by seed. Annual bluegrass has a tufted habit with a bright green leaf color and fine texture. It is native to Europe and is...

How to take a soil sample

Why test? A soil test provides fertilizer and lime recommendations, if needed. How do I take a sample? After all, the results are only as good as the sample. Collect 8-10 samples from the surface to...

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